I absolutely love wine bottle crafts. If you like to enjoy the occasional glass of wine like I do, then chances are you have an old wine bottle sitting around waiting to be upcycled. It is virtually a free craft and a variety of items can be made from an old wine bottle.
I have recently seen a couple hand painted bottles and was instantly intrigued. It is a simple enough craft which doesn't take very long depending on the intricacy of your painting. Circles, dots, shapes, lines or full sceneries, flowers and anything you can imagine can be painted on the bottle.
- Clean wine bottle
- Thick paint ( water colour will not work )
- Fine tipped paint brush
- Masking tape can be used to create straight lines and shapes
Start by making sure all label glue residue is removed from the bottle surface. A mixture of equal parts of olive oil and baking sofa make the perfect natural glue remover. Mix it into a paste, apply it to the glue residue and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Make sure most of the label is removed before applying the paste as it works better that way. Once the time is up wipe with a paper towel and make sure to wash the bottle with soap and water to remove the oil.
After the bottle is dry you can then start painting. I chose a simple dot design that I came up with on the spot. I used three different colours and alternated until I was happy with the way it looked. If you were to make a mistake you could scratch the paint off once it is dry but this technique would only be good for small areas.
Here is my finished design. It is simple enough that it could work with any décor and colours could be adjusted to fit into any colour scheme.
Word of the Day: Fisheye (paint)
Round ring like craters caused by contamination.